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Gluteus Medius Tears

Treating gluteus medius tears require an approach that takes into account the patients age, fitness level and lifestyle. For most patients, conservative treatment options for hip pain are recommended. Gluteus medius tears are characterized by either a partial or complete rupture, resulting from strain on the muscle. How we approach your treatment at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will depend on the severity of the injury.

If you are experiencing pain and tenderness over the lateral side of the hip, you may have suffered a gluteus medius tear. Any activities involving lower limb movement, or lying on the injured hip, may exacerbate your symptoms.

If when standing on one leg your pelvis drops to the other side, it represents what is known as a positive Trendelenburg sign. This is one of the most common symptoms of a gluteus medius tear. The affected leg is unable to bear weight, and the body naturally inclines to the uninjured side in an attempt to compensate.

Partial & Complete Gluteus Medius Specialists

With a partial gluteus medius tear, conservative treatment options are typically all that is needed to aid in recovery. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we tailor treatments to suit many lifestyle requirements. The aim of treatment is to eliminate pain and allow the muscle to fully heal.

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds specialize in the treatment of a number of orthopedic conditions, including complete gluteus medius tears. Minimally invasive surgery is available at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics if you have suffered a complete, full-thickness gluteus medius tear.

For further information on Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds and their approach to treatment for gluteus medius tears, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California today. Our practice consists of highly experienced orthopedic specialists who focus on joint preservation.